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David West | Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 250
College: Xavier
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David West has a player option in his new contract with the Spurs for a second season.
West will almost assuredly decline the option even if he decides to play for another season, and we've seen a number of players take the minimum and attach a player option for a second season at the same price as an insurance policy this offseason. Jul 20 - 8:33 AM

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The Spurs have officially signed David West.

He agreed to join the Spurs for the veteran's minimum after leaving $11 million on the table with the Pacers, so it's clear that he has eyes on the NBA Championship. West is going to see his minutes take a hit playing behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan in San Antonio, so he won't be a target in standard leagues. Needless to say, the Spurs have had a fantastic summer.
Jul 17 - 1:35 PM

David West has agreed to terms with the Spurs for the veteran minimum.

He is going to leave about $11 million on the table to join the Spurs. Madness. Anyway, the Spurs have essentially swapped out Tiago Splitter and Aron Baynes for West and LaMarcus Aldridge for their frontcourt rotation. West is almost certainly going to see his 28.7 minutes per game from last season take a hit, so his fantasy value will suffer. He'll be asked to step up on the nights Tim Duncan gets a DNP-OLD. As for the reality side of things, the Spurs look really good.
Jul 6 - 4:27 PM

Moments after agreeing to terms with LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs are aggressively pursuing David West with a veteran minimum offer.

Wow. It's safe to say that the Spurs are the clear winners of the free agency period so far, and they would deserve some serious credit if they are able to land West on a minimum deal. West turned down a hefty player option with the Pacers so he could play for a contender, so it will be interesting to see if he will accept a serious discount to play for the Spurs. The Cavaliers are still considered the frontrunners for West and the Wizards are also in play, so this story is far from over.
Jul 4 - 12:33 PM

According to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star, the Cavaliers have shown a "huge interest" in free agent David West.

West wants to play for a contender, so it makes sense that the Cavaliers will be an option for him. The Wizards and Spurs are said to be the frontrunners for West, and the Cavs don't exactly have a lot of cap space to work with. With Kevin Love coming back and Tristan Thompson likely to re-sign as well, a move to Cleveland would not be a good thing for West's fantasy value.
Jul 4 - 9:12 AM

The Wizards are making a hard push to sign David West.

After losing Paul Pierce, the Wizards may be able to add a couple nice spacing options with West and Jared Dudley. West is going to choose either the Wizards or Spurs and it sounds like a deal could go down today.
Jul 3 - 10:58 AM

The Spurs and Wizards are the favorites to sign unrestricted free agent David West.

This confirms a similar report from USA Today, so it would appear we're down to a two-horse race. West is expected to take a serious pay cut because he wants to win a title. He would be a backup on the Spurs -- assuming they land LaMarcus Aldridge -- and would have more fantasy value on the Wizards.
Jul 2 - 10:26 PM

David West is hoping to join a contender and reportedly has serious interest in joining the Spurs or Warriors.

West declined his $12.2 million player option with the Pacers for 2015-16 and would likely have to sign for close to the veteran's minimum ($1.49 million) to play for the Spurs or Warriors. The 34-year-old said on Wednesday that he just wants to win, so we'll monitor his situation closely to see if he puts his money where his mouth is.
Source: USA Today
Jul 2 - 10:30 AM

David West said the rumors about him going to the Knicks are ridiculous and that he wants to join a contender, according to Bob Kravitz of WTHR.

"At this point in my career, I just want to win," West said. "I'm just not sure the Pacers are in title contention right now. I'm going into my 13th season. I'll be 35 soon. When I got to Indiana, there was hope of getting there and we played at a really high level for a couple of years. But I just don't know if the team is in the position to win right now and I didn't know if I'd have that opportunity to win a title if I'd stayed with the Pacers." Tell us how you really feel, Mr. West.
Source: WTHR
Jul 1 - 9:15 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, David West will meet with Knicks when free agency begins.

West decided to forego his player option with the Pacers which would have paid him $12.6 million, but he is probably looking to secure a long-term deal. The Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis last Thursday, but he may not be ready to contribute in a meaningful way right out of the gate. West is reportedly a "serious name" on the Knicks free agent radar, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of deal he can secure as a free agent. As of right now, it looks like West's days in Indiana are in the rear-view mirror.
Jun 28 - 1:50 PM

Free agent PF David West is "very likely" to sign with the Knicks, according to NBA TV's Jared Zwerling.

West reportedly had his mind made up "before he chose not to opt-in" with the Pacers. New York selected 19-year-old PF Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 pick, and adding West as a veteran mentor makes perfect sense. West is coming off a quiet season, having averaged only 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30.9 minutes per game, and he's likely to see an uptick in his usage if he does land in the Big Apple.
Jun 25 - 8:14 PM

David West will not exercise his player option and will become a free agent.

A lot of players are opting out today and a lot of it has to do with the increase in the salary cap. West is 34 years old and likely has just one more long-term contract in him. He had one of his worst years with respect to injuries last season, playing in 66 games with averages of 11.7 points, 6.8 boards, 3.4 assists and 0.7 blocks.
Jun 24 - 3:05 PM

Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel said while he didn't discuss David West's contract option with him during his exit meeting, his gut feeling is that West will opt in for next season.

West reportedly spoke about "next year" during his exit meeting, implying that he will pick up the player option on his contract worth $12.6 million for the 2015-16 season. West will be 35-years-old next year, and with his numbers steadily declining over the past three years, it's unlikely he'd command such a high salary on the open market. He ended the 2014-15 season with averages of 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 0.7 steals and blocks per game on 47.1 percent shooting. At this point in his career, he's more of a deep league guy.
Apr 17 - 3:14 PM

David West played 28 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with four points, four boards, one assist and one block.

He suffered a minor injury tonight, but was able to return. West did not have a strong finish to his season, averaging just 11.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.4 blocks and 0.4 steals in 27 minutes during his previous April games.
Apr 16 - 12:46 AM

David West shot just 1-of-5 from the field on Sunday but he went 10-of-12 at the FT line to finish with 12 points, six rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

West has been struggling since the All-Star break, falling below the threshold of standard-league value, so his owners will take whatever they can get. The return of Paul George should help West, making it harder for opposing defenses to crowd the paint, but we'd like to see more sustained offense before recommending him in typical leagues.
Apr 5 - 8:46 PM